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provoke
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Moby Dick
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  • Provoke him, and he will buckle to a shark.
  • In truth, well nigh the whole of this passage being attended by very prosperous breezes, the Town-Ho had all but certainly arrived in perfect safety at her port without the occurrence of the least fatality, had it not been for the brutal overbearing of Radney, the mate, a Vineyarder, and the bitterly provoked vengeance of Steelkilt, a Lakeman and desperado from Buffalo.

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  • Her remarks provoked a public outcry.
  • We should not permit deeply offensive words to provoke violence.

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